|The State of Louisiana and the City of
New Orleans actively seek to bring the Republican Party back to New Orleans
for the 2000 Republican National Convention. With commitment, energy,
enthusiasm and experience the State and City offer their full cooperation,
superb event management skills and public and private resources to ensure
the sucess of the 2000 Republican Convention as follows.
New Orleans' bid reflects Louisiana's and
New Orleans' desire to prove once more to the nation and world that New
Orleans is indeed "Host to the Future." This phrase was first used
as New Orleans hosted the 1988 Republican National Convention. This
phrase has proved true as--over the past ten years--New Orleans has boomed
as a place to meet and visit. Because of New Orleans' exciting 1988
Convention and post-Convention experience, Louisianians and New Orleanians
know well the advantages that derive from the world's focusing on an American
city during a presidential nominating convention. New Orleans and
Louisiana welcome such focus and invite world scrutiny of the extraordinary
stage and the superb setting that they once more, and eagerly, offer the
Extraordinary economies and efficiencies
of facilities and proximities that combine to offer America's best convention
value and venue.
A special feeling of "convention
community" created by New Orleans convention facility compactness.
The convenience and closeness will bring and keep convention participants
together as they did in 1988.
State and regional cooperation,
evidenced by the joint State/City nature of this proposal and in letters
from metropolitan area officials.
A solid financial commitment
and a proven record of economically and efficiently pooling public and
private resources for Convention services support and welcoming and promotional
The incomparable Louisiana Superdome
which provides: total Convention seating for 40,000 with unobstructed sight
lines; seating for 6,000 delegates and alternates on the Convention floor;
67 sky boxes and 9 press boxes for media, security and other purposes,
and 50 meeting rooms.
The excitement and synergy of the
20,000 seat New Orleans Arena connected and immediately adjacent to
the Louisiana Superdome.
Ample indoor and outdoor media work
space within, adjacent or convenient to the Superdome.
30,000 hotel rooms from which to
choose the room block--18,000 of which are within 10 minutes of the Superdome.
All are within 25 minutes of the Superdome.
A New Orleans Welcome from a Host
Committee, its force of thousands
of volunteers, and countless individual New Orleanians, who plan individual
delegation parties and a gala welcome for all Convention media representatives.
60,000 square feet of Convention
staff office space.
Extraordinary Special Event Telecommunications
Skills and Experience.
An Independent Convention Bus Transportation
System planned and executed by experts and using as many buses as are